I saw this idea all over Pinterest and had to give it a try with my kinders!

imaginative-play-elves-6
What you will need:

  • assorted pine cones (mine came from a friend’s yard)
  • popsicle sticks
  • wooden beads for head
  • little red caps (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • pipe cleaners cut into fourths
  • little pom-poms, glitter pens, and other items to decorate pine cones
  • artist’s gel medium — as the glue agent.

PREPARATION:
I had my assistant prepare the elves by gluing on the wooden bead heads and the popsicle ski’s.
imaginative-play-elves-7
First, the hat is glued on.

imaginative-play-elves-8
Next, glue on the pipe cleaner arms.

imaginative-play-elves-9
Add a face and decorate!